Monday, July 15, 2019

Chapman Crafted Beer Unconventional Wisdom Double IPA

Beer Name: Unconventional Wisdom
Brewery: Chapman Crafted Beer (Old Towne Orange, CA)
ABV: 9.7%

How sold: 16 oz cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $6.54 for 16 oz. tallboy can

Date Canned: January 10, 2019
Date Bought: April 13, 2019
Date Drank: May 14, 2019
When brewed? Limited-time or rotating beer. Debuted July 2018.
IBU: 30

What's on the Can: "Hazy Double IPA with Galaxy, Loral, Amarillo, & Citra. Big - Peachy - Progressive"

Where distributed: Chapman Crafted beers can be found in Southern California. Apparently, Portland may now get shipments of their beers at least occasionally.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy dark golden into a pint glass. Unfiltered, sediment suspended in the beer. White head; good lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Ripe berry and stone fruit with complementing malt. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Mostly malt and slight octane at the start, mixed in with tropical berry and stone fruit. Tropical then largely takes over. Aftertaste features peach, stone fruit, and berry. Fairly refreshing, given the 9.7% ABV tag. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. A bit juicy and some dry tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An awesome to excellent IPA. Another hazy IPA where the octane (9.7% in this case) showcases itself and is consistent with that ABV number, but there's a good tropical presence to keep me coming back for more. 4/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.2/5

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